I'm Shannon, a 27 year old vegan currently living in Austin, Texas.  I blog about my experiences living my life "creature free," including documenting new recipes that I’m trying, sharing my favorite cruelty-free products, and running through the ups-and-downs (but mostly “ups”!) of living la vida vegan.

We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate for having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein do we err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with the extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings: they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.
Henry Beston